55TH ST EB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA


+41.79409, -87.63131
41°47'39" N, 87°37'53" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:55TH ST EB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA
Structure number:016115200000000
Old structure number:000016115204156 (from 1992 edition)
Location:AT 55TH ST
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Total length:273.3 ft. [83.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:56.8 ft. [17.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:70.9 ft. [21.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:15.4 ft. [4.7 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1999
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,700 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:103.4 tons [94.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:55.2 tons [50.2 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:64.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,711,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
November 201564.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory26700
November 201364.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory26700
November 201178.1Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory15100
December 200978.2Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory12650
December 200778.2Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory12650
January 200678.0Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory16550
August 200478.0Not deficientGoodGoodSatisfactory16550
October 200278.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood16550
December 200078.3Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood11500
November 199878.3Not deficientExcellentGoodGood11500
July 199675.2Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory11500
July 199574.8Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory11500
June 199461.5Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair11500
November 199344.7Structurally deficientPoorFairPoor11500
July 199261.5Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair11500
March 199160.4Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair11500